John Shook co-founded the law firm of Shook & Stone in 1997 and has been successfully advocating and fighting hard for his clients ever since. As one of the firm’s senior partners, John has the extensive experience and litigation skills needed to take on even the most difficult cases and win. John serves as lead trial counsel on the firm’s largest cases, and has obtained one of the largest single-claimant personal injury verdicts in Nevada history, a 20 million dollar verdict in a negligence case involving a man injured by a motor vehicle while on the job. Because of his successful trial experience, John is not afraid to fight big insurance companies in court and take your case to trial to obtain the results you deserve.
Even though he has more experience than most personal injury attorneys in Nevada, John continues to sharpen his skills to become the best advocate for his clients that he can be. John keeps up to date with the latest developments in personal injury law and utilizes the latest technologies available to fight for the firm’s clients. Whether your case involves a defectively designed or manufactured product, motor vehicle negligence, a dangerous condition on a premises, or negligent medical treatment, John can provide you with the exceptional representation you need to get your life back to where it was before your injury.
In 2016, John had the honor of receiving certification from the Nevada Justice Association as a Personal Injury Specialist, a recognition given only to attorneys who have consistently shown superior integrity, professionalism, and knowledge of personal injury law in Nevada. John also serves as an official arbitrator in personal injury cases filed in the Eighth Judicial District, where he uses his extensive personal injury knowledge to help resolve disputes. If you want one of the most experienced and successful personal injury attorneys in Nevada to handle your case, then you want John Shook on your side.
John was born in Dalhart, Texas and raised in Hobart, Oklahoma. While attending Hobart High School, John participated in a mock trial and was chosen by his classmates to be the lead attorney in a personal injury case representing an injured plaintiff. John presented his case to a mock jury of teachers and fellow students and won an award of over $350,000. John grew up with Midwestern values of integrity, honesty, and hard work. He brings these values to his law practice and treats his clients with respect and compassion.
John and his wife, Julie Shook, have been happily married for over 20 years. Julie is an attorney herself and spent much of her career as a former deputy district attorney with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
John and his family also strive to give back to the community here in Nevada through charitable work. Together with his wife and daughter, John founded and operates the non-profit charity SpectrumConnects, which helps children with autism meet and form lasting friendships with other children based on their similar interests, abilities, and location. John is extremely proud of the work SpectrumConnects does for the community.
John and his family also provide support to many other charitable organizations, including acting as coach for the Nevada State Champion ATech High School Mock Trial team which recently represented Nevada in the National Finals in Athens, Georgia.
John also serves as a contributing member of Nevada’s Citizens for Justice, which helps give a voice to attorneys representing injured persons and their clients in the Nevada Legislature.